Angela Black: Joanne Froggatt reunites with team behind The Missing and Liar for Hitchcockian thriller

When does Angela Black start on ITV? What is the Joanne Froggatt drama about? Everything you need to know about the new six-part thriller.

By Alex Fletcher Published: 24 June 2021 - 5.19pm
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ITV First look at Joanne Froggatt in Angela Black

Joanne Froggatt (Liar, Downton Abbey) has reunited with writers Harry and Jack Williams (Liar, The Missing) for Angela Black, a new Hickcockian thriller coming to ITV.

With a first class cast and the usual twists, turns and surprises from the Williams brothers scripts, TV fans can expect a must-watch drama this autumn.

ITV showed a first-look trailer over half-time in England’s Euro 2020 match with the Czech Republic, suggesting that the channel has high hopes for this series.

Here is everything you need to know about Angela Black…

What is Angela Black?

ITV has revealed the following description for the series…

Angela Black’s life appears idyllic: a lovely house in suburban London, days working as a volunteer at the dogs’ home, two wonderful sons and a charismatic, hard-working husband, Olivier (Michiel Huisman). However, beneath this façade of charmed domesticity, Angela is also the victim of domestic abuse.

Trapped in a relationship she cannot escape, Angela is approached out of the blue by Ed (Samuel Adewunmi), a private investigator, who spills Olivier’s darkest secrets. When faced with some horrifying truths about her husband, a stunned Angela is left reeling. Can she really trust Ed? Can she leave behind her life as she knows it and finally free herself from Olivier?

With one encounter, Angela’s life switches from school runs and the dogs’ home to private detectives and buried secrets as she risks everything she holds dear to fight back against the man who has suppressed and tormented her for most of her life. 

When does Angela Black start on ITV?

ITV has confirmed the drama will air in Autumn 2021.

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Who is in the Angela Black cast?

Golden Globe and BIFA-award winner and three times Emmy-nominated Joanne Froggatt (Liar, Downton Abbey) takes on the role of Angela, a suburban housewife whose seemingly perfect life isn’t all it appears to be.

Froggatt said: “I am honoured to be working with Two Brothers Pictures again and this important and timely story from the brilliant Harry and Jack Williams is like nothing I’ve read before.

"Angela is a complex and intriguing character and I hope audiences will be immediately drawn into her gripping, and sometimes heart-breaking journey, just as I was.”

Joanne Froggatt in ITV drama Liar ITV
Joanne Froggatt in ITV drama Liar

Also cast is Michiel Huisman (The Age of Adaline, Game of Thrones, The Haunting of Hill House) in the role of Angela’s husband Olivier.

Huisman said: “I’m proud to be part of such a thrilling and clever story with so many twists and turns. I can’t wait to take on the role of Olivier and work alongside the incredibly talented Joanne and Samuel.”

BIFA-award winner Samuel Adewunmi (The Hatton Garden Job, The Last Tree, Stan Lee’s Lucky Man) will star as enigmatic stranger, Ed.

Adewunmi said: “I always find myself drawn to characters like Ed when watching/reading dramas and it’s no different with Angela Black. That coupled with the opportunity to collaborate with Craig Viveiros (again) as well as Harry and Jack Williams on a compelling story like Angela Black is very exciting and fortuitous when considering the impact 2020 has had on all industries including film and TV. I feel blessed.”

How many episodes of Angela Black are there?

The ITV thriller has six 60-minute episodes.

It is directed by Craig Viveiros (Rillington Place, And Then There Were None).

Watch Angela Black if you liked…

Liar, The Missing, Cheat, Trust Me, Innocent

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